English poetry

Poems in English

To Olivia

I fear to love thee, Sweet, because Love’s the ambassador of loss; White flake of childhood, clinging so To my […]

The Poppy

To Monica Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there: Like a […]

Before Her Portrait In Youth

As lovers, banished from their lady’s face And hopeless of her grace, Fashion a ghostly sweetness in its place, Fondly […]

An Arab Love-Song

The hunch├Ęd camels of the night Trouble the bright And silver waters of the moon. The Maiden of the Morn […]

To A Snowflake

What heart could have thought you? Past our devisal (O filigree petal!) Fashioned so purely, Fragilely, surely, From what Paradisal […]

The Hound of Heaven

I fled Him down the nights and down the days I fled Him down the arches of the years I […]

In No Strange Land

The kingdom of God is within you O world invisible, we view thee, O world intangible, we touch thee, O […]


Where the thistle lifts a purple crown Six foot out of the turf, And the harebell shakes on the windy […]

At Lord’s

It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk, Though my own red roses there may blow; […]